Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Meet the elephant man...

Richard Whitelock, the orthopaedic surgeon from Davies Veterinary Specialists who consults at the Hyde Park Veterinary Centre every Thursday (when he's not on holiday) also seems to have an interest in smaller versions of larger and more exotic animals when he is on holiday, it seems.

Moses the elephant (here at her home in Malawi) was found floating all alone on the nearby river. She has a congenital deformity of the flexor tendons of her hind legs, making walking very difficult for her at the moment.

They have constucted some padded casts to help support her legs while she grows into her tendons. Lets hope she does well...

That's Richard kneeling down, by the way. Moses is the one with the visible trunk.

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